While the media has largely focused on the internal drama of the Democratic Party and two of its more moderate senators that make up the majority, the chaos within the GOP never gets the same attention – and is often portrayed with the same inaccuracy by most pundits whenever the topic does come up. While the former guy and those following in his footsteps were relying on appointing their preferred electors to change the outcome of the final electoral count come January 6, 2025, Democrats in Congress proposed a bill that would prevent that from happening – one that actually had significant bipartisan support.
Mitch McConnell, as senate minority leader, could have easily voted against the bill – but rather unexpectedly, he voted to advance it – along with several other Senate Republicans – one of whom voted against Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Some might argue that McConnell is more moderate than Donald Trump and the new generation of Republicans who are openly against the tenets of democracy – and that’s behind this act of defiance – but it’s really just McConnell trying to stay relevant. He wants to be the force behind the party in charge and he figures Trump won’t be in any position to overturn elections by 2024 – so he’s warning any of the former guy’s replacements that this is still his show.
Meanwhile, McConnell and any so-called “moderate Republicans” are just as dangerous as MAGA Republicans – don’t be fooled. Even if they pretend to be for democracy on the surface, they support the same delusional policies MAGA Republicans want and they’ve been at it even longer. That’s why they need to be voted out too in November.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making